We are thrilled to have you interested in the Ministry of Spiritual Direction. We are looking for individuals to whom God has given the gift of this ministry; i.e., that people come to you to share their spiritual journeys. We help you be more intentional with that gift.
Here is what a former co-director says about this program:
Selah offers two tracks in Spiritual Direction.
Track One – Certificate in Spiritual Direction: A fifteen-month program grounded in Christian contemplative disciplines. Participants receive a Certificate in Spiritual Direction at the completion of the program requirements. To find out more, Click here
Track Two – Advanced Training in Ignatian Spiritual Direction: A program for those who already have met the following prerequisite: Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Selah program or another accepted program. To find out more, click here.
Fr. Marshall Craver is the Associate Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mobile, AL. He is a graduate of The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Shalem for the past nine years. Marshall has a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Jesuits of Spring Hill College and feels deeply called to the ministry of spiritual direction. He is co-director of the Spiritual Direction Certificate–Track One.
Renee Farkas is the Director and founder of Ambernest Spiritual Direction located in Nashville, TN. Through Ambernest, she offers group and individual spiritual direction, directed silent retreats, and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Loyola. Renee holds an MA in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University as well as a certificate in Spiritual Direction. She offers ongoing education and supervision for spiritual directors and is the director of the Advanced Training in Ignatian Spirituality–Track Two.
Jackie L. Halstead, Ph.D., is the CEO of Selah and holds two certificates from Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. The first is in Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats and the second is in Spiritual Guidance. Dr. Halstead takes an eight-day Ignatian retreat each year at Spring Hill College under the direction of Fr. Christopher Viscardi, SJ. She is co-director of the Spiritual Direction Certificate–Track One.